kecalcze
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How to safe connect HDD

Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:04 pm

What is the best way to connect HDD to Pi ?

I want to set-up home NAS and i am thinking about 2 ways how to do it:

1)Internal HDD + USB to SATA adapter

2)External USB HDD

Are there some problems with any solution ? Or they are comparable ?
Thanks for any advice

++bahjatk++
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Re: How to safe connect HDD

Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:41 pm

It is recommended that adding a HDD should be connected via a powered USB hub or via its own AC plug, but not via the Pi's USB Power.
Whatever of the two options you listed, it should not be powered by the Pi.

Regarding your question, both options can be used - there is no significant difference between the two.

kecalcze
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Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:51 pm

Re: How to safe connect HDD

Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:11 am

Thx.
Ofcourse i already have self-powered USB hub. I just wondering about negative behaviour of the normal internal disk, when it isnt connected via SATA.

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